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New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,572
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Steak. : TBONE
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Youthful, healthy look. : BLOOM
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Reiterant words of a Yale song. : BOOLAS
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Blustering. : RANTING
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Pastoral. : BUCOLIC
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Pertaining to the elbow. : ANCONAL
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Utterances expressing doubt. : ERS
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Greediness. : AVARICE
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Len Jordan's state: Abbr. : IDA
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No: German. : NEIN
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She crossed the icy Ohio. : ELIZA
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Slide sideways. : SKID
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___ Major or Minor. : CANIS
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Middle name of novelist Williams. : AMES
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Languish. : PINE
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Benedicts. : HUSBANDS
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Barons of early Scotland. : THANES
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A sailor. : BLUE
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Scorch. : SEAR
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Talisman. : AMULET
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"___ the band ... " : STRIKEUP
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Sensible. : SANE
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Restaurateur Toots. : SHOR
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Wide plain in Spanish America. : LLANO
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Word endings: Abbr. : SUFS
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Oldest news agency in Europe. : HAVAS
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Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
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Girl's name. : OSA
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___ Gulf, arm of the Arabian Sea. : PERSIAN
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Furrow. : RUT
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Skating today! : REDBALL
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Series of low steps. : GRADINS
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Old-time sewing machine part. : TREADLE
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College ordeal. : HAZING
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A small fish, the blacktail. : DASSY
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Any matter or affair. : THING
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Alarm bells. : TOCSINS
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Sound to startle. : BOO
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Bulging jar. : OLLA
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Artless. : NAIVE
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A mounting by ladders. : ESCALADE
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Cook by browning and simmering: Var. : BRAIZE
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House of the Red Rose. : LANCASTER
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Start of Poe's "Raven." : ONCE
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A Sioux. : OTO
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Anything very small and delicate: Rare. : MINIKIN
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Government department. : BUREAU
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Conner of the Metropolitan. : NADINE
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Forest clearings. : GLADES
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Take a player out of the game. : BENCH
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Automobile tire holders. : RIMS
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Tip-offs to fishermen. : NIBBLES
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Reflect spirit and fire. : SPARKLE
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Bargain-day event. : SALE
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Thimblerigger's makeshifts. : NUTSHELLS
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Call loudly to. : HAIL
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Combination at poker. : STRAIGHT
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Arrange. : ASSORT
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Rifle. : MAUSER
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Still colorful. : UNFADED
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British coins: Slang. : SOVS
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Gypsy trinket. : EARRING
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"Unwept, unhonored and ___." : UNSUNG
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Mistral and Eliot. : POETS
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Street of physicians in London. : HARLEY
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President Blanding of Vassar. : SARAH
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Pupil's equipment. : PADS
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Fascist. : NAZI
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Black-sheep talk. : BAA
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Uproar. : DIN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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